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Dance of the Close-Up

The Delicate Art of Cross-Cultural Photography
By Nevada Wier - March 5th, 2000

[Reprinted with permission from Escape Magazine]

Although I take many kinds of photos while traveling, my lenses seem to be drawn most to the people in the places I visit. Through their portraits I learn more about other cultures and get a new snapshot of myself in the process. Photography allows me to meet people I might otherwise feel too shy or reluctant to approach. Often, the joy I get from working with a subject is more important than the actual image I take back home.


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